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Let’s talk about the Spirituality Question

“I believe a big part of who we are comes from that intersection between our deepest roots of the background of our childhood.”   The podcast is nearing it’s 1 year anniversary. I am equal parts excited and exhausted! This podcast has, I feel, made me into a better therapist and has given me an […]

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“With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice. And beneath each of those thoughts and choices lies your deepest intention.” What will you do with this day? @Oprah quote of the day the serenity prayer

Quote of The Day: The Serenity Prayer

It’s not that I think there’s some God out there that’s listening to me and giving me anything but…the words help me, and comfort me. And there’s a lot of truth in that prayer, of seeking the serenity to accept things I can’t change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom […]

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Episode 51: How to Find Recovery Without A Belief in A Higher Power

Welcome to today’s show!   WHAT WE’LL LEARN:   How John’s early view of religion helped shape his identity in the world Why did John ultimately decide to conform to religious beliefs even though his family had decided religion was not a part of their worldview How John’s traumatic experience (and how he absorbed that […]

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Quote of The Day

It helps us to remember that we got sober by being vulnerable, we got sober by reaching out, by asking for help, when we just couldn’t do it anymore, and we were just were so tired of fighting the good fight. And we got into a street fight with vulnerability, and vulnerability won. Thank god […]

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Episode 50: Let’s talk about the Spirituality Question: Q and A with Adina

Welcome to today’s show!   WHAT WE’LL LEARN: Adina answers a question from a listener that’s probably been on many of your minds. How being vulnerable relates to recovery What does connection have to do with recovery Why Adina feels people don’t recover without addressing this question and how she uses it in her Hypnotherapy […]

How to Have Faith and Belonging in Recovery: Video

Listen in on a Facebook Live as we discuss: faith (as a verb), love, belonging, and I walk you through a little exercise in radical acceptance! This exercise is for anyone who has ever felt like they didn’t quite belong in a group setting.

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Quote of The Day: Radical Acceptance

And so my belief is that without radical acceptance, people never feel safe enough to venture into any kind of change. And in order for me to get well, I had to change a lot. So I swim against the tide of non radical acceptance. ❤️ -Teresa McBean on the Atheists in Recovery podcast